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[CLOSED] Post Doctoral Positions in Quantum optics and precision sensing at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia

19 Dec 2019 10:41 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

Classification: Academic Level A /B

Salary package: $80,439 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Term: Full time, Fixed term (2 years) with a possibility of extension

  • Flexible and family friendly role
  • On campus childcare facilities
  • Support network and mentoring program for early career academics

The Research School of Physics represents Australia's largest university based research and teaching activity in the physics discipline. The School is home to a number of major national facilities such as Australia's largest accelerator and the H1-NF National Stellarator Facility. Hundreds of academics, technical staff and students form the School's greatest asset, its people. This critical mass of researchers is of fundamental importance in fostering the kind of interdisciplinary interactions that create modern research excellence.

The ANU Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-wave Discovery (OzGrav) conducts research on high precision laser interferometry for gravitational wave detection and other applications. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) aims to build sophisticated quantum machines to harness the quantum world for practical applications. OzGrav -ANU and EQUS-ANU reside within the Department of Quantum Science at the Research School of Physics, a dynamic group researching applications of quantum and optical technologies in a range of different areas. It co-hosts three ARC Centres of Excellence, an innovations hub that supports start-up companies, and several other major projects.

The Position

We are seeking to appoint up to three experimental physicists to work on optical instrumentation.

The successful candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in physics or a related discipline and a background in optical physics, electro-optics, quantum optics, control systems and low noise electronics.

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please visit


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If you wish to discuss the position after obtaining the selection documentation, please contact: Professor David McClelland, phone (02) 6125 9888, e-mail

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